Can athletes in the public eye stay apolitical?

q's sports culture panel thinks beyond the play-by-play to weigh in on the societal impact of sports stories.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is the latest footballer to speak out about police brutality in America, following 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Much was made of a look the two shared after last Sunday's game but both have come out to squash those rumours. "The truth is we are good and will always be good," Newton wrote in an Instagram post. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

q's sports culture panel thinks beyond the play-by-play to weigh in on the societal impact of sports stories. Not a fan? Not a problem. Our panel watches much more than the scoreboard. 

Candy checks in with sports journalists Dave Zirin, Morgan Campbell, and Sonali Karnick. Today:

  • More and more athletes are joining in 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest. But now what? Given their visibility, do athletes have a responsibility to do more? q sports panel compares the responses from Cam Newton and Richard Sherman.
  • A sports legend is retiring. Vin Scully has been calling games for the Dodgers since they played in Brooklyn. After 67 seasons the panel picks some of Scully`s play-by-play highlights.

WEB EXTRA |ESPN gathered 20 of Scully's friends and collegues to pay tribute to the long-time play-by-play caller's legacy. 


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